News Release Article from  Government of Canada

Government of Canada Supports Business Development and Investment Attraction in the Temiskaming Region

February 2, 2016 – Armstrong – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $33,750 in support of small business development and growth in the Temiskaming region.

The FedNor investment will enable the Township of Armstrong to develop a business and operational plan to identify economic and partnership opportunities for the Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport. The plan will serve as a roadmap to guide economic development efforts with a view to landing new business and commercial opportunities.

Quick facts

  • The funding announced today is provided through FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
  • Owned and operated by the Corporation of the Township of Armstrong, the Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport is situated in central Temiskaming and is an important transportation link for the region's more than 35,000 residents.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is proud to support communities, such as the Township of Armstrong, in their efforts to diversify their economies and attract private sector investment. Today's announcement will provide the Township with the tools it needs to chart a course for success by helping to attract new businesses and identify the best options to generate positive economic results for region."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"We are very excited about the positive impact FedNor funding will have on our ability to develop viable economic opportunities at our regional airport. We look forward to working with our community stakeholders to generate ideas and set priorities that will benefit the people of this region."

– Robert Éthier, Mayor, Township of Armstrong

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Contact

Kim Fewchuk
Communications Officer - FedNor
705-971-4112
Kim.Fewchuk@canada.ca


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